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Table 5 Association between respondent’s characteristics and Lassa fever knowledge

From: Diagnostic proficiency and reporting of Lassa fever by physicians in Osun State of Nigeria

  Knowledge   
Variable Appropriate Not appropriate χ2 P-value
Age:     
< 40 years 14 (21.9) 50 (78.1)   
≥ 40 years 51 (77.3) 15 (22.7) 0.907 1.000
Gender:     
Male 31 (25.8) 89 (74.2)   
Female 22 (75.9) 7 (24.1) 0.851 1.000
Ethnicity:     
Yoruba 34 (24.6) 104 (75.4)   
Igbo 3 (37.5) 5 (62.5)   
Other 1 (33.3) 2 (66.7) 0.757 0.685
Marital status:     
Currently married 34 (26.6) 94 (73.4)   
Currently not married 4 (19.0) 17 (81.0) 0.414 0.594
Years of graduation:     
More than 20 years 20 (26.7) 55 (73.3)   
10–20 years 16 (23.2) 53 (76.8) 0.865 0.471
Less than 10 years     
Years of residency:     
≤ 5 years 6 (27.3) 16 (72.7)   
> 5 years 5 (25.0) 15 (75.0) 0.867 1.000
Primary health care     
practice: Yes 13 (20) 52 (80)   
No 25 (29.8) 59 (70.2) 0.175 0.190
Secondary health care     
practice: Yes 19 (19.8) 77 (80.2)   
No 19 (35.8) 34 (64.2) 0.031 0.049
Tertiary health care     
practice: Yes 23 (26.7) 63 (73.3)   
No 15 (23.8) 48 (76.2) 0.685 0.708